An Organization of Volunteer Health Professionals

Serving our community since 1971


It is the Mission of South Orange Rescue Squad to foster high professional standards & acts of service by its membership to its community for the provision of Emergency, General and Technical Rescue Services. South Orange Rescue Squad seeks to carry out these spirited goals by organizing local residents and students, providing training and coordinating provision of services in conjunction with established professional agencies in Orange County, North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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Emergency Medical Service

The  Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Division of South Orange Rescue Squad provides standby EMS coverage at UNC Chapel Hill Football, Basketball, and Baseball athletic events in addition to various special events such as high school football games, 5k's, and community festivals in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. 

The EMS Division also jointly staffs an ALS ambulance with one Orange County Paramedic and two South Orange EMTs.  This ambulance runs in the regular 9-1-1 system, responding to the citizens of Orange County, North Carolina.

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Technical Rescue Team

The Technical Rescue Team (TRT) of the South Orange Rescue Squad specializes in three specific technical rescue disciplines: swift water rescue, confined space rescue, and high angle rescue.

The TRT Division responds to emergency calls within Orange County, NC that require specialized equipment and technical skill for patient rescue. 

The TRT Division also deploys for state emergencies such as hurricanes and floods for locations in Eastern, Central, and Western North Carolina.

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CardioPulmonary Resuscitation

The CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Division of South Orange Rescue Squad offers free CPR and AED classes to individuals and groups within Orange County, North Carolina.

The CPR Division consists of certified American Heart Association (AHA) Instructors hoping to teach CPR to anyone willing to learn.

There are specific classes for those who want to learn life-saving skills but don't need a CPR certification card; classes for those who need to be CPR certified for their job; and classes for Healthcare providers. All classes taught are FREE!

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